More information is coming out about tourists who have mysteriously died in the Dominican Republic, including a New Jersey resident who suddenly fell ill last week — and an Arizona man who had “something green” foaming from his mouth following his death, a report says.
“It was something that came way out of left field,” said Mark Hulburt Jr., son of 62-year-old Mark Hulburt Sr., who was found dead at a hotel in Punta Cana last June by his wife.
“She woke up, and he didn’t,” Hulburt Jr. told AZ Family. “She told me that as she found him that he had something green coming from his mouth.”
Hulburt Sr.’s cause of death was listed as a heart attack, but his family now suspects that something else is to blame following the recent reports of other tourists dying under strange circumstances and similar conditions.
“Having known then what I know now I would have fought tooth and nail to have his remains brought back here and had his autopsy done here in America,” Mark Jr. said.
Jersey resident Joseph Allen, 55, of Woodbridge, was feeling hot and sick before he suddenly died overnight last week. His sister, Jamie Reed, told ABC News that she found him on Thursday morning.
Allen’s family released a statement Monday — saying they, too, were afraid that he was “the victim of a wrongful death.” He had been staying at the Terra Linda Resort in Sosúa.
It’s unclear what resort Hulburt Sr., who lived in Surprise, Ariz., was staying at in Punta Cana. At least two tourists’ deaths have recently been reported in or near the resort town.
Hulburt Sr.’s family said he was seemingly healthy prior to the trip.
“It was not something that any of us thought was going to happen,” explained Hulburt Jr.
The other two deaths reported in Punta Cana involved Americans as well.
Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Pennsylvania, died from a heart attack on May 25 after having a drink from the minibar at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, which is 70 miles east of Punta Cana.
Weeks later, Staten Island resident Leyla Cox, 53, died from a heart attack while on a trip to the beach oasis. Relatives have asked for her body to be returned to the US for a second autopsy — claiming that country’s toxicology machines were broken when they attempted the first one.
Other tourist fatalities have been reported in the past month, with some happening recently and others months earlier. The families of the dead have been asking that their cases also be re-examined as more and more information continues to emerge.
“Some seemingly quite healthy people seem to be having heart attacks out of the blue,” said Hulburt Jr.
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“Seeing everybody else that has passed, it’s brought up a lot of the same feelings,” he told AZ Family. “It’s been like a scab picked over and over again, all these people with the same causes all dying needlessly.”